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4/10
Penn (William) High School
This school is rated below average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform below average on state tests, ... More have below average college readiness measures, are making above average year-over-year academic improvement, and this school has about average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students. Large disparities in absenteeism and suspension rates exist at this school, which is concerning.
Academics
4/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

A worrisome sign:

Test scores at this school fall below the state average. This suggests that most students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


Parent tips

Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like,... More and explore higher-performing schools in your area to find the best opportunities for your child to succeed.


Subject
% Proficient
English
55%
State avg: 52%
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Math
10%
State avg: 39%
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Science
28%
State avg: 46%
Details
7/10
Academic progress
How much did this school help its students improve from one year to the next? This rating compares schools with similar proficiency levels to measure student progress over time.

A promising sign:

Students at this school are making more academic progress from one grade to the next compared to students at other schools in the state.

Parent tip:

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and what you can do to support the school’s continued success.

Equity
5/10
Equity overview
Is this school offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful schools are working to close the achievement gap.

Worth a deeper look:

Disadvantaged students at this school are performing about as well as other students in the state, but this school may still have achievement gaps.


Parent tip:

Look at the Race/ethnicity and Low-income sections below to see how different student groups are doing at this school. Are there big gaps?... More Start a conversation with a teacher or a fellow parent about how to interpret this information. What’s the school doing to help all students succeed? How can you help?

Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
Black
49%
White
27%
Hispanic
19%
Asian
3%
Two or more races
1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
19 :1
State avg: 14 :1
Students per counselor
365 :1
State avg: 434 :1
Percentage of teachers with 3 or more years experience
85%
State avg: 89%
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Neighborhood
713 East Basin Road
New Castle, DE 19720
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Last modified: October 3, 2018
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